Not automatically connecting to my network

November 6, 2010 at 03:37:25
Specs: Windows XP Home SP3

Can anyone help please, my first post on what looks to be a great Forum so here goes and I will give as much info as I can.

I have 2 PC’s both XP home SP3.

When I boot my 1st (non wired) PC, it automatically joins my wireless network and is ready to roll and this is the furthest from my Router.

With my 2nd PC, the one which sits next to my Router and connected with a cable to it, 9 times out of 10 the small Connection Monitor Icon on the task bar appears with a red cross against it.

What I have to do to connect is go: Network Connections | Right click on Wireless Network ~ which is not connected | Wireless Networks Tab | Check ‘Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings’.

Then it will connect no problem but as I say, 9 times out of 10 each time I boot this PC I have to do the same as it will not remember my previous actions.

Can any one suggest what to do such that I don’t have to do this each time I boot up.

Thanks in advance.

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November 6, 2010 at 05:03:09
Ensure the wired NIC on your PC is set to DHCP (Get TCP/IP automatically) and disable the wireless NIC.

Chances are the wireless NIC is causing the problem you're encountering and disabling it will fix that if it's the issue.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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November 6, 2010 at 06:50:56

How do I go about doing that, not to understanding of these issues.


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